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ced55@cam.ac.uk

Education CV

Education

  • PhD in Law (International Law), University of Cambridge (2018- )
  • Master of Laws (International Law) (First Class), University of Cambridge (2014-2015)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Distinction), Australian National University (2013-2014)
  • Hague Academy of International Law, Summer Program (2013)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Queensland (2006-2012)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Peace and Conflict Studies and International Relations), University of Queensland (2006-2012) 

Professional Qualification

  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia (2013)​

Select Scholarships and Awards

  • Hollond-Whittaker Scholarship (Trinity College), University of Cambridge (2018-2021) to undertake a PhD.
  • Whewell Prize in Public International Law, University of Cambridge (2015) awarded on the basis of performance in the LLM (international law) and an additional exam on disputed points and problems of international law.
  • William Charnley Prize (Hughes Hall), University of Cambridge (2015) for the highest LLM result in college.
  • General Sir John Monash Scholarship (2015) to undertake post-graduate study.
  • International Law Association (Australia) Brennan Prize in Public International Law (2013) for a paper on due process and complementarity under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
  • University of Queensland Pro Bono Award (2013) for the design and delivery of the International Humanitarian Law Schools Education Program.
  • Nominee, Australian of the Year (2012).
  • University of Queensland Law Society Medal for Most Outstanding Graduate (2012).
  • Queensland Bar Association Inaugural Margaret McMurdo Bursary (2011) to pursue professional experience in international human rights law and international criminal law.
  • Eight University of Queensland Dean's Commendations for Distinguished Academic Achievement (2007-2012).

Professional Experience

  • Legal Assistant to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (2018- )
  • Legal Assistant to Sam Wordsworth QC (Essex Court Chambers) (2018- )
  • Associate in Public International Law and Arbitration, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2016-2018)
    • In this role, I acted as counsel representing and advising clients in relation to disputes before international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, International Criminal Court, United Nations Human Rights Committee, United Nations Human Rights Council Special Procedures Mandate Holders and international arbitral tribunals. 
  • Legal Assistant to John R.W.D. Jones QC (Doughty Street Chambers) (2015-2016)
  • Trainee, Public International Law and Arbitration, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2015)
  • Consultant in International Law providing training in international humanitarian law to the Australian Defence Forces and real-time treaty negotiation and drafting advice to participants at the Arms Trade Treaty drafting and implementation conferences (2012-2015)
  • Associate to President McMurdo, Queensland Court of Appeal (2013)
  • Legal Support Officer, Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions (2012)
  • Intern (Chambers), United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (2012)

Teaching Experience

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (Law of Armed Conflict, Use of Force and Peacekeeping), University of Cambridge (2019)
  • Sessional Lecturer (International Dispute Settlement), American University of Paris (2016-2018)
  • Sessional Lecturer (International Dispute Settlement), University of Paris Descartes (Paris V) (2017)
  • Tutor and Guest Lecturer (Public International Law), University of Queensland (2015 and 2013)
  • Coach, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016) and International Criminal Court Moot Competition (2012) for University of Queensland teams
  • Instructor, International Humanitarian Law Schools Education Program (University of Queensland School of Law Pro Bono Centre and Australian Red Cross) (2011-2012)

Research Experience

  • See also Legal Assistant positions in "Professional Experience"
  • Research Assistant, Professor Anthony Cassimatis (Public International Law), University of Queensland (2011-2012)
  • Research Assistant, Associate Professor Peter Billings (International Refugee Law and Administrative Law), University of Queensland (2011-2012)
  • Research Assistant, United Nations Association of Australia (2011)
  • Research Assistant, Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (2009-2011)

Select Volunteer Positions

  • Cambridge International Law Journal
    • Editor-in-Chief (2019-2020)
    • Managing Editor (2018-2019)
    • General Editor (2014-2015)
  • Convenor, PhD Public International Law Discussion Group, University of Cambridge (2019-2020)
  • Member, Australian Red Cross (Queensland) International Humanitarian Law Advisory Committee (2013-2014)
  • Convenor, Amnesty International (Queensland and Northern NSW) Human Rights in Law Group (2011-2012)

 

Supervisors

Professor Michael Waibel

Dr. Federica Paddeu

Representative Publications

Contributions to Books and Legal Encyclopedias

  • ‘The Party-Appointment Process: Addressing Barriers to Equal Opportunities for Women in the Appointment of Ad Hoc Adjudicators’ in Freya Baetens (ed), Identity and Diversity on the International Bench (OUP, forthcoming 2020).
  • ‘Ensuring Respect for International Humanitarian Law by and in Relation to the Conduct of Private Actors’ in Eve Massingham and Annabel McConnachie (eds), The Duty to Ensure Respect for International Humanitarian Law (Taylor and Francis, forthcoming 2020)
  • ‘Arms, Traffic in’ in F Lachenmann and R Wolfrum (eds), The Law of Armed Conflict and the Use of Force: Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) (with Anthony E Cassimatis and Kate Greenwood) (also appears on OUP’s online version of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law)
  • « ASILE (témoins / accusés demandeurs) » in Dictionnaire encyclopédique de la Justice Pénale Internationale, dir. Olivier Beauvallet (Berger Levrault, 2017) (with Simon de Smet)
  • ‘Weapons Smuggling’ in N Boister and R Currie (eds), Routledge Handbook on Transnational Criminal Law (Routledge, 2014) (with Anthony E Cassimatis)
  • ‘International Trade and Human Rights’ in T Carty (ed), Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press, 2014, online) (with Anthony E Cassimatis)
  • ‘Southeast Asia: Between Sovereignty as Responsibility and Non-Interference’ in W A Knight and F Egerton (eds), Routledge Handbook on the Responsibility to Protect (Routledge, 2012) (with Alex Bellamy)

Articles and Book Reviews

  • ‘Book Review: Maurizio Ragazzi (ed), Responsibility of International Organizations: Essays in Memory of Sir Ian Brownlie (Martinus Nijhoff, 2013)’ (2017) 34 Australian Yearbook of International Law 
  • ‘The Different Sources of International Criminal Law and Exclusion: How the Federal Court of Australia in SRYYY v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs Got it Wrong and Why It Matters’ (2013) 3(1) Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration 35
  • ‘The Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia: Between Non-Interference and Sovereignty as Responsibility’ (2011) 24(2) The Pacific Review 179 (with Alex Bellamy)
  • ‘Non-interference and the Responsibility to Protect: Canvassing the Relationship Between Sovereignty and Humanity in Southeast Asia’ (2009) 7(2) Dialogue 23

Online Resources / Publications / Blogs

  • ‘Practising Public International Law: The Role and Responsibility of Public International Lawyers’ in Michael Crowley and Fauve Kurnadi (eds), Australian Red Cross Handbook on International Humanitarian Law Mooting (2018)
  • ‘Rival governments and the authority to represent the State: was the use of force by ECOWAS in The Gambia a violation of international law?’ ILA Reporter, 5 February 2017
  • ‘Can a Business be Guilty of a War Crime?’ (2016) 1 Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Magazine 10
  • ‘Australia: Required to provide a remedy to victim of police misconduct (Horvath v Australia)’, International Service for Human Rights, Human Rights Monitor (July 2014)
  • ‘Ghana: Death penalty law breaches the right to life (Johnson v Ghana)’, International Service for Human Rights, Human Rights Monitor (May 2014)
  • ‘South Korea: Deportation of Christian convert to Iran would breach right to life and prohibition against torture (Ostavari v Republic of Korea)’, International Service for Human Rights, Human Rights Monitor (May 2014)
  • ‘The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and the Responsibility to Protect: Opportunities and Constraints’, Working Paper on ASEAN and R2P No. 2, Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia Program, Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, 30 March 2011
  • ‘The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and the Responsibility to Protect: Development and Potential’, Working Paper on ASEAN and R2P No. 1, Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia Program, Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, 30 November 2010 

Public Submissions

  • Amicus curiae brief submitted in Cases 003 and 004 at the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia on the content of crimes against humanity under customary international law in the 1970s, 19 May 2016 (with Dapo Akande and Philippa Webb)
  • Submission to the Australian Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the Payment of cash or other inducements by the Commonwealth of Australia in exchange for the turn back of asylum seeker boats, 24 July 2015 (with Anthony E Cassimatis)

Conferences and Presentations

  • The International Court of Justice’s Advisory Opinion in Chagos, workshop organised by Thomas Burri (University of St. Gallen) and Jamie Trinidad (University of Cambridge), Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, 11-12 April 2019 (panel titled ‘The Advisory Opinion: Implications for Other Situations’)
  • ‘The Appointment Process: Addressing Barriers to Equal Opportunities for Women in the Appointment of ad hoc Adjudicators to International Courts and Tribunals’ presented at Gender on the International Bench, conference organised by Freya Baetens and PluriCourts (University of Oslo), The Hague, 11-12 January 2018 
  • ‘The protection of private rights in areas where sovereignty is disputed’, presented to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s International Dispute Resolution Group, Paris, 21 February 2017
  • ‘Slovenia v Croatia at the European Court of Human Rights’, presented to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s International Dispute Resolution Group, Paris, 20 September 2016
  • ‘The Legality of Australia’s Intervention in Syria’, International Law Association (Australia) Lecture, Brisbane, 1 December 2015
  • ‘The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and the Responsibility to Protect’, University of Queensland Research Conference, Brisbane, 23 September 2010

Start Date

Oct 2018